National Scholarship Portal means NSP which the government of India has started the Digital India program.the aim of this portal is the details about all the Scholarship granted to the each and every student is stored here. national portal scholarship works as the Mission Mode Project related to the National e-governance Plan (NeGP), so more people can take its benefits. Here we are providing all the details about NSP. Official  Website for NSP is or www.national scholarship portal

The National Scholarship Portal 2.0 2020  is a new and less complicated website created for students to inform them about available national scholarship in an efficient and transparent way. The main purpose of National Scholarship Portal 2.0 is to present Streamlining, Automation & Effective Management of activity related to Application processing, receipt, sanction and disbursal of centrally sponsored national Scholarship schemes to Indian students.

It’s a well-known fact that the cost of higher studies has only increased over the years and this cost is likely to continue moving upwards. Many a deserving student in India is not able to afford the cost of higher studies due to financial challenges faced by his/her family. To aid the cause of such talented and deserving students, the Government of India has stepped in to provide a level playing field to all students irrespective of their socio-economic backgrounds. The National Scholarship Portal is the Government of India’s initiative to provide financial assistance to deserving students by awarding them scholarships to pursue higher education and fulfill their dreams. In this article, we’re providing all the information that you need about the National Scholarship Portal.

National Scholarships Portal is a single access point for enabling various services such as processing, sanctioning and disbursal of student application and application receipt of different scholarships to Students. National Scholarships Portal is considered as a Mission Mode Project under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) national scholarship login at www.national scholarship portal.

This initiative aims at rendering a best and transparent services for a quick & effective disposal of Scholarships applications. The funds get delivered directly into beneficiaries account without any spills. In this article, we shall examine the details of National Scholarship Portal.

The main objective of  NSP is to solve all the problems of the students related to the National Scholarship portal granted to all the students of India from the different government departments such as  Central Government, State Government or any other ministry. Students can apply for the scheme by their own.

What is the National Scholarship Portal?

Back in the day, the students had to run from pillar to post to avail benefits under various educational scholarship schemes and furnish tedious paperwork. The National Scholarship Portal (NSP) is a unique and simplified platform to help students get benefits of educational scholarships in an efficient and transparent manner. It’s a one-stop solution through which a number of services like student application, application receipt, processing, sanction, and disbursal of various scholarships to students are enabled. National Scholarship Portal is taken as a Mission Mode Project under the National e-Governance Plan (NGP) www.national scholarship portal.

Why was the NSP created?

The NSP initiative aims at providing a Simplified, Mission-oriented, Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) System for faster & effective disbursal of scholarships applications and the delivery of funds directly into the beneficiaries’ account without any leakage.

The primary objectives for forming the nsp portal are:

  • To ensure timely disbursement of scholarships to students.
  • Provide a common portal for various scholarships schemes of Central & State Governments.
  • Create a transparent database of scholars.
  • Avoid duplication in processing.
  • Harmonization of different scholarships schemes and norms.
  • Application of direct benefit transfer.

How is NSP beneficial for students?

Some of the innumerable benefits of NSP for the students are:

1) Simplified process for students

  • All scholarships information is made available under a common umbrella.
  • Single integrated application for all scholarships

2) Improved Transparency

  • The system suggests the schemes for which a student is eligible.
  • Duplication is reduced to a great extent.

3) Helps in Standardization

  • Master data for institutions and courses at pan India level.
  • Processing of scholarships.

4) NSP serves as a decision support system (DSS) for various Ministries & Departments as updated information is available on demand.

5) Comprehensive MIS system to facilitate monitoring every stage of scholarships disbursal i.e. from the student registration to the delivery of funds.

Scholarship Schemes On The National Scholarship Portal

The National Scholarship Portal has made a single Application Form for the students for the various scholarship scheme. Before this student have to fill Various forms for a single Schemes and it is very hard for them and also time taking process. So to reduce the burden NSP has made a form. Here we are providing that application form.

  • Post-matric Scholarship Scheme
  • Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme
  • Pre-matric Scholarship Scheme
  • Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students
  • National Means Cum Merit Scholarship Scheme
  • Incentives to Girls for Secondary Education
  • Central Sector Scholarship Scheme of Top Class Education for SC Students
  • Pre-Matric Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
  • Post-Matric Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
  • Scheme For Award Of Scholarships Under Cine/Mine/Lsdm/Beedi And IOMC Workers Welfare Fund
  • Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for ST Students

What are the various scholarships that NSP offers?

NSP offers a gamut of scholarships under the purview of various Government Ministries and Departments. Please refer to the following table which highlights some of the NSP scholarships. Also given against each scholarship is the link to its guidelines.

Minority AffairsPre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for MinoritiesLink to Guidelines
Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for MinoritiesLink to Guidelines
Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Professional & Technical Courses CSLink to Guidelines
Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority studentsLink to Guidelines
WARB, Home AffairsPM’s Scholarship Scheme for Central Armed Police Forces & Assam RiflesLink to Guidelines
Empowerment of Persons with DisabilitiesPre-Matric Scholarships for PWDLink to Guidelines
Post-Matric Scholarships for PWDLink to Guidelines
Scholarships for Top-Class Education for Children with disabilitiesLink to Guidelines
National Fellowship for PWDLink to Guidelines
Social Justice & EmpowermentPost-Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC Student Only (UT)Link to Guidelines
Upgradation of Merit of SC StudentsLink to Guidelines
Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC Students studying in Class IX & X in UTs onlyLink to Guidelines
Top-Class Education for SC StudentsLink to Guidelines
RGNF-SCLink to Guidelines
 Labour & EmploymentPost-Matric Scheme for Award of Scholarships under Beedi Workers Welfare FundLink to Guidelines
Post-Matric Scheme for Award of Scholarships under Cine Workers Welfare FundLink to Guidelines
Post-Matric Scheme for Award of Scholarships under IOMC Workers Welfare FundLink to Guidelines
Post-Matric Scheme for Award of Scholarships under LSDM Workers Welfare FundLink to Guidelines
Pre-Matric Scheme for Award of Scholarships under Beedi Workers Welfare FundLink to Guidelines
Pre-Matric Scheme for Award of Scholarships under Cine Workers Welfare FundLink to Guidelines
Pre-Matric Scheme for Award of Scholarships under IOMC Workers Welfare FundLink to Guidelines
Pre-Matric Scheme for Award of Scholarships under LSDM Workers Welfare FundLink to Guidelines
Scholarships to the Children of Iron/Manganese/Chrome/Ore WorkersLink to Guidelines
Scholarships to the Children of LSDM WorkersLink to Guidelines

Essential Document For National Scholarship Portal(NSP) 2020 

  1. Name of the Applicant
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Gender
  4. Religion Code
  5. Category Code (SC/ST/OBC Etc)
  6. Disability Flag (True/False)
  7. Mobile Number
  8. Email Address
  9. Aadhaar Number
  10. Aadhaar Enrolment Number (If no Aadhar)
  11. Aadhaar Enrolment Date (If no Aadhar)
  12. Branch IFSC Code
  13. Bank Account Number
  14. Name of Mother
  15. Name of Father
  16. Annual Family Income
  17. Domicile State
  18. Domicile District
  19. Ministry Code
  20. Scholarship/Fellowship Name
  21. Scheme-Specific Unique ID 22 Starting year of Scholarship
  22. Duration of Scholarship in Years
  23. DISE/AISHE Code
  24.  School/College State
  25. School/College District
  26. School/College Name
  27. Scholarship Category (Pre / Post Matric)
  28. Current Course Name
  29.  Scholarship Amount Transferred
  30.  Scholarship Payment Date
  31.  Fund Transfer Method
  32. PFMS Scheme Code
  33. PFMS beneficiary ID

List of Scholarship Offered On National Scholarship Portal for which Application is Open with date 

How To apply National Scholarship Portal Application Form Online?

Nowadays The National Sch

olarship Portal has provided a facility of the online form for the students and then it is also simple for them to transfer the Amount to the student’s account. To get the benefits of the government scholarships, first of all, the students have to log in and register in the panel and then next they have to fill all the details which are asked.then after they can see the lists for which they are valid for scholarships.

Follow The given Step to Apply for an online scholarship.

Step: 1

First, you need to open national scholarship portal

and national scholarship portal registration

Step: 2

after national scholarship registration Here we are giving all the details about application form below for all the students and we are requesting you to confirm all the details are correct and proper.

Find Out the below option.

  • National Scholarship Portal Student Login: On the homepage of the National Scholarship Portal login section is available the Students first Login.
  • scholarship registration form: Then next all the required details are to be fill in and register. As like following image you can see on your display.
  • Temporary Registration Number: After registration, the required details Once the details a 20 digit temporary Registration Number will be given to the applicant.
  • The applicant gets the permanent registration number on mobile through the SMS. when they complete the registration process and then the old temporary Number is not valid.
  • Logging in account:  the candidate can use their  Temporary Registration Number and their birth date for login into the National Scholarship Portal.
  • Fill details: After logging in to the National Scholarship Portal with the use of temporary Number and birth date applicant has to fill the details which are given below.
    1. Personal Details & Bank Account Details: here students need to enter the correct personal and bank details because the government transfers the amount of scholarship in the respective filled up bank account number.

Academic Details: here students need to enter basic details about previous and present academic details.

 Details of  Scheme: as per the validity of the students the list of scholarship scheme appears into the display. And also regarding a student’s educational qualification and region.

Documents for upload: Candidate can apply a for one or more scholarship. After selecting respected scholarship than on the next page the list of documents which are to be submitted is appears on the screen.


Contact Details:  To complete the all the process the applicant have to submit their correct contact details.

Printing application form: After complete all the process you can select the ‘Print Your Application’ button for getting the print out of the form. If an applicant wants to check their application status they can use ‘Check Your Status.

National Scholarship Portal Application Submission process

It is necessary to fill the form in the appropriate format. Before the submission, they have to check and confirm full form and if there are any error or mistake then should be done properly. because after submission they are not allowed to do any changes in their registered details. a candidate has not sent the hard copy to NSP but only clicking the submit button they sent it.

National Scholarship Portal 2.0 Status

We will tell you how to check national scholarship portal 2.0 status online 2020. first, you have to search on Google NSP 2.0 the official website. find the login option and fill the box with your application ID and password or do not miss to fill captcha box. After NSP 2.0 login you will be able to see your NSP 2.0 status. A list will appear and next of each list you will see a box with wright or wrong symbol if you see wright symbol that means that procedure is completed and if you see a wrong symbol that means the procedure is not completed yet.

Learn How to apply for national Scholarship Portal through video tutorial this video is provided of Official website of NSP 2020. Ravi Shankar Prasad who is Communications and Information Technology Minister of India since 2014 had posted this video on his Twitter account. Watch this video for apply online national scholarship 2020.

List of Scholarship Offered under the National Scholarship Portal for which Application is Open

In this section, we’re listing down all the scholarships available through the National Scholarship Portal for the applications are open along with the last date for applying for these scholarships. For your benefit, we’ve categorized each of these scholarships with respect to the respective ministries under which they fall so that you can easily find the ones you’re looking for.

Ministry of Minority Affairs

Name of the ScholarshipLast Date to Apply
Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minorities31st October 2020
Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minorities31st October 2020
Merit-Cum-Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses CS31st October 2020

Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities

Name of the ScholarshipLast Date to Apply
Pre-Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities31st October 2020
Post-Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities31st October 2020
Scholarship for Top-Class Education for Students with Disabilities31st October 2020

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Name of the ScholarshipLast Date to Apply
Top-Class Education Scheme for SC StudentsLast week of October 2020

Ministry of Labour and Employment

Name of the ScholarshipLast Date to Apply
Post-Matric Scheme for Award of Scholarships under Beedi Workers Welfare FundLast week of October 2020
Post-Matric Scheme for Award of Scholarships under Cine Workers Welfare FundLast week of October 2020
Post-Matric Scheme for Award of Scholarships under IOMC Workers Welfare FundLast week of October 2020
Post-Matric Scheme for Award of Scholarships under LSDM Workers Welfare FundLast week of October 2020
Pre-Matric Scheme for Award of Scholarships under Beedi Workers Welfare FundLast week of September 2020
Pre-Matric Scheme for Award of Scholarships under Cine Workers Welfare FundLast week of September 2020
Pre-Matric Scheme for Award of Scholarships under IOMC Workers Welfare FundLast week of September 2020

Rates of National Scholarship NSP Portal

Candidates can check the rate of scholarships for minority students from the table given below.

Type of Financial AssistanceRate for hostellerRate for Day Scholar
Maintenance Allowance (For a period of 10 months only)Rs. 10,000/- Per Annum (Rs. 1000/- Per Month)Rs. 5000/- Per Annum (Rs. 500/- Per Month)
Course FeeRs. 20,000/- Per Annum or actual, whichever is less.Rs. 20,000/- Per Annum or actual, whichever is less.
TotalRs. 30,000/-Rs. 25,000/-

Tracking the NSP Application Status

Once you’ve successfully submitted the NSP online application form, you must take a printout of the application form by clicking on the ‘Print Your Application’ tab. You can check the status of your scholarship application by clicking on the ‘Check Your Status’ tab on the NSP Portal.

Please check the eligibility criteria for various schemes before you apply for scholarships.

One of the frequently asked questions about the National Scholarship Portal application process is whether Aadhar Number is mandatory for the NSP application process? The answer is ‘No’. Aadhar number is not mandatory to apply for a scholarship through the National Scholarship Portal. All eligible candidates who want to take advantage of the NSP scholarships can register themselves using any of the following three things/documents:

  • Aadhar Number
  • Enrollment Id
  • Bank Passbook

However, it must be noted that applications for the NSP scholarships can only be submitted online.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about NSP

Q1: Can the information saved in the application form be edited and till what time?

Answer: All the information in the application form can be edited till the closure of the application form. Post the final submission, your application will be forwarded to the next level, after which the information cannot be edited.

Q2: What should I do if I my Institute’s name is not there in the drop-down menu?

Answer: You should immediately approach the Institute and contact the nodal officer of the state where the Institute is located. You may also approach the nodal officer of the state directly through e-mail under intimation to the ministry. If your Institute is listed as an eligible Institute then the concerned State Government will add it to the database and then you will be able to apply.

Q3: What are the fields in the NSP Application Form that can’t be edited at all?

Answer:  Your Aadhar Number and the Enrollment Id are not editable at any stage. Hence, you should exercise extra care while filling out these fields.

Q4: What is the solution if some schemes are not showing in the drop-down menu?

Answer: If the scheme does not fit into the guidelines according to the inputs provided by students in the application form then these scholarships cannot be provided.

Q5: What if I detect mistakes in the application form after the application has been forwarded to the next level?

Answer: You should immediately inform the Institute/District/Region/State about the mistakes detected by you. The software provides the facility at the level of the Institute and the State to edit & correct limited information.  

Q6. Who can apply for NSP Scholarships?

All NSP scholarships are being offered by different department functioning under the Government of India. Thus, the eligibility criteria for each NSP scholarship may vary. Please check individual scholarships to know their eligibility criteria.

Q7. When can a student apply for NSP scholarships?

The application period for each NSP scholarship may also vary accordingly. Please refer to the list of scholarships to know their respective application period.

Q8. Is Aadhaar a mandatory requirement for all NSP scholarships?

No, Aadhaar number is not a mandatory requirement to apply for any NSP scholarship. If the students do not have an Aadhaar number, they can still apply for the scholarships by providing the Aadhaar enrollment id.

Q9. Where can the students apply for NSP scholarship renewal?

The students applying for renewal also need to apply through NSP. Please refer the application process given above to know more.

Q10. What should an applicant do if he/she forgets the application id or password?

In case the students forget their application id or password, they can click on “Forget Application ID” or “Forget Password” button on the login page to retrieve it.

Q11. Can a student track the status of his/her NSP scholarship application form?

Yes, the students can track their application status through ‘Check your status’ tab.

Q12. Can a student edit the form after final submission?

No, once the applicant submits the application form, no changes in information will be entertained. Thus, the students are required to properly check the application form before submitting.

Q13. If selected, how is the scholarship amount disbursed to the students?

The scholarship amount is disbursed to students through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in the accounts of the beneficiaries.

Q14. What is the amount of scholarship that a student can receive through NSP?

The amount of scholarship that you will receive may vary from scholarship to scholarship. Please refer to respective scholarship guidelines to know details about the award.

That’s all for today! Hope you find this article useful and don’t have to brush your dreams aside for want of funds.

Renewal of Student Registration

In order to process a renewal, the student must apply with his or her bank account no and date of birth which was registered the previous year. Students could also use the option “forgot registration id” to retrieve their original ID.

National Scholarship Portal – Contact Details

If you come across any technical problem while applying for any scholarship or registering with the NSP, you can contact its dedicated help desk on phone number 0120-6619540 or through email at [email protected]. Furthermore, the portal also has a separate complaints section for the benefit of users with the help of which you can register your respective complaints online and track its status too.

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